Aspidogyne rariflora (Lindl.) Garay 1977Drawing and Collection sheet by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rarely Flowering Aspidogyne

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 6.8 to 12" [17 to 30 cm] long, pedunculate, long pubescent, short rachis, laxly several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Erythrodes rariflora (Lindl.) Ames 1922; *Physurus rariflorus Lindl.1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes rariflora; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Flora of Venezuela, Volumen 15 Orchidaceae Parte 1 Foldats 1969; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol. 5 Dunsterville and Garay 1972 as Erythrodes calophylla = Aspidogyne rariflora drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero an d Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

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